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Office Procedures for the Legal Professional 1st Edition

Judy A. Long J.D.

  • Published
  • 432 Pages

Overview

This text takes an all-encompassing approach to office procedures for the legal professional student who wants to learn “black letter law” as well as the procedures that must be followed in the law office setting. It progresses from a general description of the law office and the court system to a more specific explanation of the various specialty law areas and the function of a paralegal and legal assistant in each. Practical classroom and homework assignments simulate the types of tasks students will encounter in the law office. Students are required to keep a notebook within the text, which consists of classroom assignments, projects, and other key items. The notebook later becomes a valuable reference document when assignments are given on the job. The text may be bundled with a supplemental resource manual containing various types of pleadings and documents from different states, as well as instructions for use and execution.

Judy A. Long J.D., Rio Hondo College

Judy A. Long, J.D., is a retired College Professor/ Paralegal Program Director and retired Attorney and has written several books focusing on paralegal education.
  • The practical presentation of the material makes it easy to apply the principles in the work setting
  • Students develop a notebook to take with them for use in formatting and drafting documents on the job
  • Instructions for document preparation teach valuable job skills employers seek
  • Ethics boxes in each chapter familiarize students with ethics codes and dilemmas they may face on the job
Chapter 1: Organization of the Law Office.
Chapter 2: Organization of the Courts.
Chapter 3: Administrative Responsibilities.
Chapter 4: Using Computers.
Chapter 5: Trial Procedures.
Chapter 6: The Criminal Law Practice.
Chapter 7: The Civil Litigation Office.
Chapter 8: Estate Planning.
Chapter 9: Probate.
Chapter 10: Family Law.
Chapter 11: Business Organizations.
Chapter 12: Bankruptcy Law.
Chapter 13: Real Property.
Chapter 14: Contracts.
Chapter 15: Employment as a Legal Professional.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Office Procedures for the Legal Professional

ISBN: 9781401840839
This text takes an all-encompassing approach to office procedures for the legal professional student who wants to learn “black letter law” as well as the procedures that must be followed in the law office setting. It progresses from a general description of the law office and the court system to a more specific explanation of the various specialty law areas and the function of a paralegal and legal assistant in each. Practical classroom and homework assignments simulate the types of tasks students will encounter in the law office. Students are required to keep a notebook within the text, which consists of classroom assignments, projects, and other key items. The notebook later becomes a valuable reference document when assignments are given on the job. The text may be bundled with a supplemental resource manual containing various types of pleadings and documents from different states, as well as instructions for use and execution.

Resource Book

ISBN: 9781401840853

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401840846

FOR STUDENTS

Office Procedures for the Legal Professional

ISBN: 9781401840839
This is an all-encompassing approach to looking at law office procedures. It reviews the law office and the court system then moves on to a detailed discussion of various specialty areas of law and the function of the paralegal or legal assistant in each. Assignments and projects give the reader a very real sense of work in a law office. And, those efforts are documented in a notebook within the publication which later serves as a valuable resource in carrying out similar assignments on the job. This publication coupled with an available forms manual makes for an invaluable combination.

Resource Book

ISBN: 9781401840853